To launch his new book Decolonizing Nature, Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology, T.J. Demos is in conversation with Kodwo Eshun and Ros Gray to discuss the book and his research into creative proposals of artists and activists for ways of life that bring together ecological sustainability, climate justice and radical democracy.
Decolonizing Nature, Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology is published by Sternberg Press.
T.J. Demos is Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Founder and Director of its Center for Creative Ecologies.
Kodwo Eshun is co-founder of The Otolith Group (Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun), Lecturer in Contemporary Art Theory, Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London and Visiting Professor, Critical Cultural Cybermedia, Research-based Master programme at Geneva University of Art and Design.
Ros Gray is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Critical Studies in the Art Department at Goldsmiths. Her research explores the trajectories of militant filmmaking, particularly in relation to liberation struggles and revolutionary movements in Mozambique, Angola, Portugal, Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso, and artistic practices engaged with decolonial thought and ecology.